For this month's Inside Sound Design post I met with Brad Meyer again, to talk more about the exciting vehicle sound effects he creates.. Brad spends a lot of his time designing exciting, signature sound effects for his shows, especially vehicles, using both custom recordings and sound library material. This time we talked about a unique semi-truck vehicle, and it’s exciting transformation sequence.
I have been a sound effects editor and supervising sound editor for a long time now. But, I have recently begun mixing a television series here at Boom Box Post. I am enjoying how much I learn each and every time that I sit down at the board, and am my no means ready to start spouting mixing advice to anyone. But, I can say that I’ve come to appreciate certain editorial practices (and absolutely abhor others!) through my new vantage point as a mixer. Things that I thought of as a nice way to make your mixer happy have turned into practices that are essential to me being able to start my mixing day right. Seriously, these five things can be the difference of hours added to my predub day. So, here are five editorial practices that I’ve realized are absolutely essential to a smooth mix.
In this months Inside Sound Design I wanted to give our new interns some unsupervised Field Recording experience. I sent Colin Grant out with a stereo recording rig and instruction to capture a minimum of 3 distinct sound recordings. He did a great job and learned a lot, so let's what he has to share about his adventures.
We open on wide shot of a forest. A river runs in the distance. Not far from the river, emerging from the trees is a bloodied man in a torn business suit, limping and desperate for water. Cut to an over the shoulder shot of him staring at the river. Cut again and the camera is right on the water as he leans in for a drink. The focus (for our purposes) isn’t the man or his torn and blood soaked suit (I just added that for some flair). From a sound editorial standpoint, the complicated element here is the river. It’s far off in the distance, now it’s close to us, now it’s full frame in an extreme close up. As a viewer, the camera is our proxy here. Wherever the camera sits, so do we. And so, as the perspective of the camera changes so does our perception.
The Galactic Assistant is a standalone specialized synth that can be used to create high tech interface sounds and / or musical samples and accents.
Our interns have hit the ground running recording sound effects and learning from our editors here at Boom Box Post. Last week we chatted with Dilery Corona so this week we sat down with Colin Grant to learn more about him and what he is excited about.
At Boom Box Post, we enjoy creating a fun and educational internship program to gain experience in the industry. Through the weeks, Interns will learn from audio editors and mixers, record fun sound effects, and work on projects to showcase their amazing talents.This week, Colin Grant & Dilery Corona have begun their journey here at Boom Box Post so I sat down with Dilery to learn more about her background and what she hopes to learn from the internship.
Few things can positively impact a sound editors workflow like effective and thorough sound effects metadata. Having good metadata in your library will lessen the time needed to find the sounds you are looking for and speed up the process of finding new favorites in a packed library. If you are selling your sound effects, having rock-solid metadata is essential to creating a marketable product.
It's been another busy year here at Boom Box Post!
In February of 2017 we were honored to take home a Golden Reel award for Best Sound and Music Editing for Television Animation for Nickelodeons Animated Television Feature: Albert.
Throughout the year we were excited to share some stellar blog posts such as Top 5 Tips for Recording Sound Effects Like a Pro, 3 Easy Steps to Cutting Classic Cartoon Sound Effects, 5 Characteristics of the Rock Star Sound Editor, and many more, which you can read on our Blog.
We worked on 13 discreet animated series, including Mickey and the Roadster Racers, The Loud House, Penn Zero: Part Time Hero, Danger and Eggs, Future-Worm!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Duck Tales, The Lion Guard, Stretch Armstrong, Pickle & Peanut and more!
Thanks to everyone who has been involved in Boom Box Post in 2017, and here's to another exciting year!
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Introducing the robots of our Robotic Creations Collection!
Each library within the Robotic Creations Collection contains sound effects designed to match five different robotic personalities with their own unique sonic characteristics.